"Old Habits Die Hard" as written by Mick Jagger and David A. Stewart....
I thought I shook myself free
You see I bounce back quicker than most
But I'm half delirious, Is too mysterious
You walk through my walls like a ghost
And I take everyday at a time
I'm as proud as a Lion in his Lair
Now there's no denying it, a note to crying it
Your all tangled up in my head

Old habits die hard
Old soldiers just fade away
Old habits die hard
Harder than November rain
Old habits die hard
Old soldiers just fade away
Old habits die hard
Hard enough to feel the pain

We haven't spoken in months
You see I've been counting the days
I dream of such humanities, such insanities
I'm lost like a kid and I'm late
But I've never taken your coats
Haven't no block on my phone
I act like an addict, I just got to have it
I can never just leave it alone

Old habits die hard
Old soldiers just fade away
Old habits die hard
Harder than November rain
Old habits die hard
Old soldiers just fade away
Old habits die hard
Hard enough to feel the pain

And I can't give you up
Can't leave you alone
And its so hard, so hard
And hard enough to feel the pain

Old habits die hard
Old soldiers just fade away
Old habits die hard
Harder than November rain
Old habits die hard
Old soldiers just fade away
Old habits die hard
Hard enough to feel the pain


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"Old Habits Die Hard" as written by Mick Jagger, Dave Stewart

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    General CommentOff the soundtrack to the 2004 remake of Alfie, and winner of a Golden Globe for Best Original Song in a Motion Picture.

    The meaning is somewhat obvious; about a guy who seems to be unable to get over his past love life, which also fits into the film it was used in. As far as Jagger's music goes, I think this is one of his better solo projects. He's being himself here; he's not trying to to rock out like you would expect the lead singer of the Rolling Stones to do. He seems to understand what he's singing here, and it carries into the performance. It's still superceded by some of his Stones work, but it stands well on its own.

    The song's only real downfall was the film it was used in died a quick death at the box office, which has somewhat limited the song's shelf life on the radio. Maybe Mick really should just stick to the stones and tour for another 100 million or so; at the very least, it's more lucrative.
    Jeffyhashon January 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentFirst off, I don't think that these lyrics are correct- "coats" should be "calls," "and I'm late" should be "in a maze," and "Haven't no block on my phone" should be "I put a block on my phone."

    Anyway,,,,I definitely love this song. It's all about not being able to let go of a certain person/lifestyle- I can really relate to that feeling.
    runner44on May 04, 2005   Link
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    General Commentand another correction is inanities (not humanities)

    i think this is more accurate:
    Old habits die hard
    Old soldiers just fade away
    Old habits die hard
    Hard enough to feel the pain

    We haven't spoken in months
    You see I've been counting the days
    I dream of such inanities, such insanities
    I'm lost like a kid in a maze
    But I've never taken your calls
    You see, I put the block on my phone
    I act like an addict, I've just got to have it
    I can never just leave it alone

    Old habits die hard
    Old soldiers just fade away
    Old habits die hard
    Harder than November rain
    Old habits die hard
    Old soldiers just fade away
    Old habits die hard
    Hard enough to feel the pain

    And I can't give you up
    Can't leave you alone
    And its so hard, so hard
    And hard enough to feel the pain

    Old habits die hard
    Old soldiers just fade away
    Old habits die hard
    Harder than November rain
    Old habits die hard
    Old soldiers just fade away
    Old habits die hard
    Hard enough to feel the pain
    cdineroon June 04, 2006   Link

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